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Other Minds Audio Archive
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This recording captures the Host's voice in a way that satisfies many of the scholarly questions...

Professor Jess B. Bessinger, Jr. reads the general prologue and the concluding retraction of Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.” One of the foremost experts on early English poetry, Bessinger offers a masterful recitation of this seminal work of literature, all in the original Middle English. The lyrical quality of Chaucer’s masterpiece is best appreciated when read aloud by someone fluent in the archaic form of English in which it was written. While most students have read at...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Literature, Spoken Word

This recording captures the Host's voice in a way that satisfies many of the scholarly questions...

The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
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It is obvious that this reader has studied little or no Middle English pronunciation. If it is your...

LibriVox recording of The Canterbury Tales , by Geoffrey Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a group of pilgrims on their way from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The themes of the tales vary, and include...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

It is obvious that this reader has studied little or no Middle English pronunciation. If it is your...